About Mukti Michael Buck

Mukti is the Founder and Director of the Vedic Conservatory which as of 2013 includes ten excellently qualified instructors hand picked and certified by Mukti. Mukti is a graduate of the notable Lek Chaya, ITM and Sunshine Schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand and regularly hosts student study tours to Thailand. Mukti is also a certified instructor for Thai Healing Alliance International T.H.A.I. Mukti has initiated certification to over twenty thousand students in nine countries and documents teaching over 1000 hours every year since 1996.

The VC’s curriculum is commissioned by medical associations, psychiatric institutions and top health resorts, yoga centers and massage schools. The Vedic Conservatory’s curriculum is also nationally approved for continuing education credits by NCBTMB and T.H.A.I. Mukti attended Valley Forge Junior Military College and The University of Miami.

His previous professional background includes graduation from The Swedish Institute NYC in 1984, the advanced program at The Ohashi Institute in NYC in 1985, and The Anma Institute in San Francisco, CA in 1986 and in 1996 Mukti achieved Level Three Instructor status with The International Thai Therapy Association [I.T.T.A]. Mukti is a member of ABMP and a certified instructor with Thai Healing Alliance International [T.H.A.I.] and is New York and Florida state licensed. Mukti is a certified Revelation Breathing Coach and Tratak Meditation Initiator.

At age 20 Mukti accepted TM initiation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at age 22 Mukti received Shaktipat Transmission personally from Swami Muktananda and at age 24 Mukti was ordained by the renowned Sanskrit scholar A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada into the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya [lineage] as a Hare Krishna monastic and was instrumental in opening several yoga and meditation centers worldwide.


The VC course conspectus is authored by Mukti, a 2007 inductee into The World Massage Festival Hall of Fame. Mukti is a celebrated authority and an accepted principal emissary of classical/contemporary Vedic Thai-Yoga Bodywork. Mukti’s talent is recognized as consummate in technique and theory. The courses include the seasoned virtuosity of beloved “Mukti” Michael Buck, a well-known adept deemed an architect of contemporary Vedic Style Yoga Massage. Demonstrated expertly and guided professionally, the valuable and highly-anticipated VC courses emphasize the cherished short and long sequences of South East Asian manipulative aesthetics.


Also embodied and shared within the VC curriculum are coveted philosophical and theoretical essays authored by Mukti. Technique, meditation and breathing etiquettes, customarily used as natural enhancements for procuring a satisfying and mystifying personal experience, receive Mukti’s experienced instructions in each of the classes also. The course’s tutorial delivers the equivilent of perhaps upward of a week long education of stylish practice open for serious as well as casual interest. The information contained within Vedic Conservatory’s empowering workshops is replete with precise and elegant postures including Ayurvedic terminologies, procedural titles and important cautions and benefits. Enjoy choreographing designer protocols and effortlessly executed massage and assisted yoga sequences using procedures from the enlightening VC tutorials. Mukti’s joy lives also as a dedicated percussionist and rhythmist.

The art of Assisted Asanas or Serviced ‘Metta’ Physical Manipulations benefits both the giver and the receiver.The Vedic Conservatory’s courses are captivating, intriguing and enticing as the original ancient Shamans intended.

“We hear this art described as Thai, as Chinese, as Vedic, as Tibetan and Japanese…The Vedic Conservatory’s curriculum describes the Art as YOU !” Mukti

“Sunday was not only the high point of the Festival for me, I would have to say it was one of the high points of my entire massage career. I took a class in Thai on the Table from Mukti Michael Buck. It was the best hands-on class I have ever attended, and I have attended hundreds of hours of continuing education. Mukti is undoubtedly the most charismatic teacher on the planet. The bodywork was sensational. The whole class was in such a state of gratitude at the end of it, we were one big melting pot of thankfulness and grace. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Laura Allen LMT and National Massage Dignitary